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U.S. President Joe Biden delivers his State of the Union address during a joint meeting of Congress in the House Chamber of the U.S. Capitol on Feb. 7, 2023, in Washington, D.C. The speech marks Biden's first address to the new Republican-controlled House.

Biden tells Congress to codify Roe, pass LGBTQ protections

Feb 8, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

President Joe Biden called on Congress to codify Roe v. Wade and pass legislation banning discrimination based on a person’s... Read more

Pope Francis prayed for victims of the earthquake in Turkey and Syria during his general audience on Feb. 8, 2023.

Pope Francis leads Hail Mary for victims of earthquake in Turkey and Syria

Feb 8, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

“We pray that Our Lady will protect them,” the pope said at the end of his Wednesday general audience. Read more

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Synod on Synodality: Europe’s Continental Assembly in Prague discusses tensions in the Church

Feb 7, 2023

By Courtney Mares

Two hundred delegates are meeting this week in the capital of the Czech Republic for the last stage of regional... Read more

Richard Leskun says he was pressured repeatedly to put a do-not-resuscitate order on his wife Marilynn at Abbotsford Regional Hospital. Then staff offered to euthanize her.

Canadian man says hospital staff ‘pressured’ him to euthanize his wife

Feb 7, 2023

By Terry O’Neill

The widower is sounding the alarm over what he says is a shocking and dangerous bias in the medical system... Read more

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Dictatorship in Nicaragua sentences seven more clergy and laity to 10 years in prison

Feb 7, 2023

By CNA Staff

The sentence consists of five years for the crime of “conspiracy to undermine national security and sovereignty” and five years... Read more

Image of the Virgin Mary in the rubble of the Cathedral of Alexandria in Turkey, Feb. 6, 2023.

Statue of Mary untouched in earthquake that demolished cathedral in Turkey

Feb 7, 2023

By CNA Staff

The image of Our Lady was unharmed in the quake that brought down Annunciation Cathedral in the city of Alexandretta... Read more

Mark Houck talks to reporters outside the U.S. District courthouse in Philadelphia with his lawyers, Peter Breen (left), Brian McMonagle (right), and Andrew Bath (background) following his acquittal on two charges of violating the FACE Act, Jan. 30, 2023.

Guess who’s coming to the State of the Union? Pro-life hero and target of Biden Justice Department Mark Houck

Feb 7, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

Pennsylvania Republican Rep. Scott Perry invited pro-life advocate and recently exonerated Catholic father of seven Mark Houck to be his... Read more

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Democrats invite pro-abortion guests to State of the Union

Feb 7, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

Several Democratic congressmen have invited pro-abortion activists as their guests for President Joe Biden’s second State of the Union address... Read more

A Syrian woman and her children warm by a stove at an emergency shelter in the center of the city of Maarat Misrin, in the rebel-held northern part of the northwestern Idlib province Feb. 7, 2023, one day after a deadly earthquake hit Syria and Turkey.

Catholic aid agencies respond after devastating earthquake in Turkey and Syria

Feb 7, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

According to the latest available estimates as of midday Tuesday, the 7.8-magnitude quake ​​has left at least 6,200 people dead... Read more

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Court rules pro-life group owes nearly $1 million in fines for Planned Parenthood protests

Feb 7, 2023

By Kevin J. Jones

A Spokane County judge ruled in December that the “Church at Planned Parenthood” repeatedly violated state law. Read more

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Tennessee governor to increase funding for crisis pregnancy centers to $100 million

Feb 7, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

Gov. Bill Lee announced plans at his annual State of the State address Monday to expand support for crisis pregnancy... Read more

A view of a Pride flag hanging from Peterborough Cathedral in 2019

Anglican Church reports synod member to police for tweeting ‘hate speech’

Feb 6, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

As Church of England leaders meet over whether to bless same-sex unions, a diocese reported a lay synod member to... Read more

Member of Mexico Congress Salma Luévano.

Mexican court rules against pro-family leader who called a trans woman legislator a man

Feb 6, 2023

By David Ramos

The court ruled against the National Front for the Family and its president, Rodrigo Iván Cortés, for calling Salma Luévano,... Read more

The Four Chaplains — Father John P. Washington, a Catholic priest (pictured above); Rev. George L. Fox, a Methodist minister; Rabbi Alexander D. Goode; and Rev. Clark V. Poling, a Reformed Church in America minister — gave their life jackets to save others when their ship was torpedoed in the frigid North Atlantic in 1943.

The ‘Four Chaplains,’ selfless heroes of WWII, honored on 80th anniversary of their deaths

Feb 6, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

A New Jersey parish church on Sunday honor the “Four Chaplains” who sacrificed their lives to save others on the... Read more

Jerrid Farnam, 32, has been charged with several felonies in connection with a violent vandalism at Subiaco Abbey in Subiaco, Arkansas, on Jan. 5, 2023. He said he was about to begin breaking open the tabernacle where the consecrated bread is kept, but something stopped him in his tracks: a statue of the Virgin Mary.

Police say church vandal was about to break into tabernacle — until he saw the statue of Mary

Feb 6, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

The suspect started to take a sledgehammer to the tabernacle where the consecrated bread is kept, but something stopped him... Read more

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AP tells reporters to call crisis pregnancy centers ‘anti-abortion centers’

Feb 6, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

Reporters should “avoid potentially misleading terms such as pregnancy resource centers or pregnancy counseling centers,” according to the AP’s Abortion... Read more

Father Oscar Benavidez.

Dictatorship in Nicaragua sentences priest critical of the regime to 10 years in prison

Feb 6, 2023

By CNA Staff

Father Óscar Danilo Benavidez Dávila was found guilty Jan. 16. State prosecution requested a sentence of eight years in prison;... Read more

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3 dead, 20 injured after bus traveling to Our Lady of Guadalupe shrine in Mexico overturns

Feb 6, 2023

By CNA Staff

The accident occurred Sunday on the Mexico-Puebla highway as the pilgrims were en route to the Basilica of Our Lady... Read more

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Church in Costa Rica to compensate four victims of ex-priest serving 20-year sentence

Feb 6, 2023

By CNA Staff

An agreement has been reached to compensate four victims of sexual abuse by ex-priest Mauricio Víquez Lizano, who is serving... Read more

The European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France

European court: Russia violated human rights by not legally recognizing gay unions

Feb 6, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

Three couples claimed Russia’s failure to recognize their request for homosexual marriages violated the 1950 European Convention on Human Rights. Read more